Thursday, 31 May 2018

Halfway to Halloween!!

I had lots of ideas for this ... but then Dad went into hospital and Mum and I both developed chest infections - I am a major support for my Mum and Dad.
 Anyway Dad came out of hospital last night - and I have come away for a couple of days R&R...

As a consequence there has been little time in my craftroom!!
And now I have no internet - I am currently in a cafe!!

The linky says there are 16 hours left - whether I will get any more posted is hard to say...


My plan was to make another ATC box - remember this one I made some time ago?



I got as far as painting the ATC box with a variety of acrylics and then adding layers of card - the final layer was a piece containing pressed flowers.




Another issue is that my printer suddenly packed up a week ago...


I had a couple of images printed but not many of the ones I wanted...


However I started colouring with my Zig real brush pens Tangled Rose Collage



                   

With a bit of luck I will add more later - but...hope you will join in!!

Well at last I have a bit of Internet again - so here are the pictures I couldn't add yesterday...


I used the Tangled Rose to cut a variety of shapes - this is a splat...


I also added Halloween - a Tattered Lace die from the 2017 Advent calender.


Here are the first few ATCs that I have made to put inside...
The first one uses some of the Tonic ATC Collection dies...


Then a set of 3 - black card then scraps of a Smeared Ink paper then die cut shapes from the Tangled Rose plus some die cuts - Tonic and more Tattered Lace from the Advent Calendar.

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Happy Half o ween!



Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More #294 CAS





Here's my CAS card...for the Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More

This is Challenge #294 - I just realised I didn't blog about the card I made for #292 - it must have completely slipped my mind!


I hate to waste paint so if I have some left over on my craft mat, I paint it onto some scrap paper for use at some later stage. Here I have used acrylic paint on some water colour paper.
I overstamped images from Happy Little Stampers
Perfectly Succulent
and cut them out.


I arranged these on a 5 by 7 inch cream card blank with 'Stuck on you' - a sissix die - and three zigzags - a Die-namics die.


Hope you will enter the Challenge!



Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 26 May 2018

HIMCR #354


Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!!

Here's my post for HIMCR #354 - Any Holiday!


The sponsor is MHK Designs!






The giveaway is 3 products from MHK Designs!! NICE!

I have made a card:


This uses a printed image and sentiment from Christmas Silhouettes.

I came across this beautiful piece of ribbon in my stash, decided to use it and then found various pieces of card to matt and layer on the beige card blank.




Hope you will join the Challenge!



Happy Crafting!

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Challenge #387


a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'Add some silver'

Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!

Here is my card:




For this I used a silver card blank and used more of the silver card to die cut a stitched circle and the 'Just for you' die-cut (this is cut using a Tonic ATC Collection die).



Behind the aperture I placed a cross stitched Poinsettia.
I will add this to the May Rudolph Days Challenge




I hope you will join the



Happy Crafting!

Monday, 21 May 2018

Guest Designer For Leigh SB Designs #2


I recently won an image set from Leigh of LeighSB Designs
and she asked me if I would like to do a Guest Designer Spot with it...

Of course I said yes!

The set was the Little Miss Oddleigh Dreaming of Sleep
This was particularly appropriate as sleep does not come easily at the moment!



I made a card:





I started with a cream 5 by 7 inch card base and added layers of yellow and blue card. 
I combined the image in Serif Craft Artist 2 with the speech bubble and two papers:
Pink Starfish paper from Imagine That Digistamps
Blue starry paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.
I cut this out and layered it on yellow card. 
I printed the image again, coloured it with Promarkers, cut it out and stuck it over the original - this gave it just a little more dimension.
I added this in the top right corner and put strips of washi around the two edges.
Finally I added the die cut kitties - Penny Black FeLine - using sparkly foam, and then the button.





Find out more from Leigh over on her blog - she has a Half Way to Halloween hop coming up soon!!



I will also add this to Ike's SUYP Challenge #30


Happy Crafting!



Sunday, 20 May 2018

HIMCR #353


Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!!

Here's my post for HIMCR #353 - Masculine / Father's Day!


The sponsor is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps


The giveaway is 3 Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps images!

I have made two cards:


The first one uses Let's Go Fishing Puppy 
I printed this and then coloured it with promarkers. 
I trimmed it using a stitched die and mounted it on a green scalloped die cut.
The base I chose was a white square scalloped one and I used a paper from
 Imagine That Digistamps as the first layer.
The sentiment came with the image - I printed this and layered it on a green tag.
Finally I added a tiny plastic fish.

My second card is a gatefold which seems to be one of my favourite folds at the moment - Find details of how to make this fold in my last video




The images and sentiments I used here came from
Soar above the Rest Digital Stamps

The paper is one I found in my stash.


Hope you will join the Challenge!



Happy Crafting!


Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #327

I like to make use of my scraps whenever I can -
so I was delighted to make a GDT creation for Pixie's Snippets Playground...

Here is my card:


I keep my scraps in a filing cabinet:


The pieces range from teeny tiny to quite large - so I could find a scrap of the spotty teal background
paper that would cover the 5 by 7 in. card blank in two pieces - a large rectangle, then the strip along the bottom. I added a length of ribbon to this, with a small scrap tied around it, and then began to find scraps of card that would match the colours on this ribbon.

I found a piece of grey to die cut the STAMPlorations Bloomtangled Cover Plate Die 2 
which forms the main focus of the card.
I then paper pieced several areas of the die cut by using the die several times with small scraps.


My final move was to add some wooden butterfly embellishments.


Hope you will pop over to Pixie's Crafty Workshop ... and join in the Snippets Challenge?


I would like to enter this card in the STAMPlorations 


and also the 


Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 19 May 2018

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Challenge #386


a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'Add candy canes'

Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!

Here is my card:



This is a twisted easel card starting with a white card blank and an extra square of white card.
I then added red card and a square of DP on base and easel.


The DP is from Decosses Dynamite Doodles


The sentiment is from Imagine That Digistamps  diecut into an oval, with an red oval behind it, placed on dimensionals to stand the easel.

Next I added the image from Bugaboo (retired), coloured with a variety of markers, trimmed to size and matted on red card. I put in in place using dimensional tape.




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I hope you will join the


Happy Crafting!